Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals at Rockies

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals at Rockies

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Scouting report * The Rockies hold a 43-40 edge over the Cardinals since Coors Field opened in 1995. The Cardinals last swept a three-game series there in 2004, when they won 105 games overall. ... Former Cardinal Daniel Descalso is the top pinch hitter for average in the league at .391 (nine for 23). His seven home runs are a career high, and he's hitting .396 with men in scoring position. ... Former Cardinals Adam Ottavino and Jason Motte are in the Rockies' bullpen, with Ottavino having four saves before Sunday after Tommy John elbow surgery last season and Motte just off the disabled list after a shoulder strain. ... First baseman Mark Reynolds, who was with the Cardinals last year, also is just off the DL after having surgery on his left hand. He's reached 250 home runs and 1,000 career hits this year and hit his 14th homer this season Sunday. …

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